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Is the question itself right?

--I wonder how long it will take you to get things packed?

--Won't be long. All but two backpacks ___.

A. remains undone B.need doing C.has been done D.are unsettled
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Hi,

Is the question itself right? It seems OK to me. It's not in a question form of words, so I might not put a question mark, but we often phrase questions in this way and indicate it's a question by our tone of voice.

--I wonder how long it will take you to get things packed?

--Won't be long. All but two backpacks ___.

A. remains undone B.need doing C.has been done D.are unsettled

Of these choices, I'd pick C, but I don't like it much.

Best wishes, Clive
Quick question, Clive.

"two backpacks"+"has been done": Can they go together?
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Hi,

No. But 'All has been done' is OK. That's why I didn't like the given choice much. I'd be inclined to say 'All but two backpacks have been done'.

However, a disadvantage to that is that it suggests that the baggage includes several backpacks (Since all but two have been done).

Best wishes, Clive
Clive--I wonder how long it will take you to get things packed?

--Won't be long. All but two backpacks ___.

A. remains undone B.need doing C.has been done D.are unsettled

Of these choices, I'd pick C, but I don't like it much.

Best wishes, Clive

So you would say "All but two backpacks has been done" and not "have been done"?
QingqingIs the question itself right?

--I wonder how long it will take you to get things packed?

--Won't be long. All but two backpacks ___.

A. remains undone B.need doing C.has been done D.are unsettled

Is it a real question, or just rhetorical?

I'd choose "need doing" (meaning only two have been packed) or "have been done" (meaning only two are left to be packed). If you wanted a formal tone, "remain unpacked" would be OK.
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Hi,

I wrote I'd be inclined to say 'All but two backpacks have been done'.

However, a disadvantage to that is that it suggests that the baggage includes several backpacks (since all but two have been done). Essentially, the problem is that 'all but two backpacks' suggests we are only talking about backpacks, implying that the baggage consists only of backpacks. If I had to stay as close to this original wording as possible, I'd prefer to say 'Everything but two backpacks has been done'.

Best wishes, Clive
Are unsettled
Hi,

'Settled' is not really a word that would be used with baggage.

Best wishes, Clive
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